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The extremely limited-edition Masterson's LS1 shirt officially dropped at noon today at Trove General, an exclusive offering of the Paoli shop. According to the Trove General blog, the heirloom-quality selvedge denim buttondowns are "the real deal," and "showcase some of the most beautiful and genuine craftsmanship [Trove has] ever seen." Okay, we bite. So what makes shirts so incredible? For starters, they're handmade, start to finish, by one-man-show/local designer Michael Masterson, and sewn using antique sewing machines.
For these bad boys, the devil's in the details. Case in point: The shirts are crafted from 6.5-ounce chambray, and feature lock-stitched, Indigo-dyed Tagua nut buttons. Pockets and collars are reinforced with chain stitching; "all chain stitches are tucked with no false termination"; and each shirt is stamped with its finished construction date and series number. The cost for this kind of craftsmanship? $265 plus the cost of one bottle of Dr. Bronner's castile soap, the shirts' recommended detergent.
· Trove General [Official Site]
· Masterson's [Instagram]